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OMEGA-3S CAN FIGHT HEART DISEASE―NO MATTER WHERE THEY COME FROM

When scientists tell us omega-3 fatty acids boost heart health, they're usually referring to two compounds commonly found in fish: EPA and DHA. But a new study suggests that a plant-based omega-3 called alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), which is found in flaxseed, flax oil, vegetable oils, and some nuts, is probably just as effective at preventing cardiovascular disease as its fishy counterparts.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Don’t kid yourself since ALA is poorly converted into EPA and DHA.  In reality, it is not the omega-3 fatty acids, but the AA/EPA ratio that determines heart health.

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